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Films In 1963

21-87 is another astringent view of life, disturbed and disturbing, by Arthur Lipsctt. His concern with alienation of the individual in this age was first shown in Very Nice, Very Nice, screened at a prevous Festival. ... Read more
The original film that began Michael Apted's lifelong obsession to follow the lives of 14 seven-year-olds documented at seven year intervals. (28UP his latest instalment, is also being screened at this Festival.) In 7UP the extremes of the British class system are already obvious — from ... Read more
A pictorial and sound experiment to depict a mine disaster. Australian Film Awards, Open Section, Silver Award "for well contrived evocation of a tragedy in the gold mining days". Kodak Bronze Medallion for Black and White photography. ... Read more
The film selects various aspects of the apple, formal and fabulous, and by linking them in a chain of ideas, translates the conventions of verse into vision. Vision Awards for Photography; Design and Art Directors' Award for Titles; Screen Writers' Guild Award for Screenplay. ... Read more
A brief account of a village in Columbia, which builds its own houses by community effort. The frank com­mentary is given by James Blue, whose first feature film The Olive Trees Of Justice was screened in the Melbourne Film Festival in 1963. ... Read more
Ageing, gravely ill, physicist Dronov is engaged in the development of a space engine, when his doctor orders htm to stop working. He hands over the direction of his experiments to his favourite pupil, Vyazmin, who, however, hasn't the stature to cope with the irresponsible egotism of the director ... Read more
London — the slow build-up to rush hour followed by the mid-morning lull, the hurly-burly of Saturday's sport and other pastimes, then the evening gaiety of the West End. Meanwhile, below the surface, men are tunnelling a new tube line. ... Read more
An animated history of communication, seen through the eyes and antics of an engaging little man. ... This film is screened out of competition. ... Read more
lchikawa has filmed the true story of a young Japanese who sailed a 19-foot yacht from Osaka to San Francisco in ninety days of solitary adventure. But unlike the men of the Kon Tiki, he had no scientific or historical theory to vindicate; he simply wanted to assert his individuality and freedom of ... Read more
A survey of the architecture of Japan from the Shrine of Ise in mythological times, through the Heian, Muromachi and Momoyama periods, to the intimate beauty of the Edo period. ... Read more
A sardonic caitoon which elaboiates upon the wonders and advantages of automation. The height of civilisation is finally reached with the invention of the car which can reproduce itself. ... Read more
A ballet film giving us a high-spirited panorama of mankind's development from ancient Egypt to the space age. ... First Prize, International Television Festival, Buffalo; Award of Merit, San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
This is a surrealistic fantasy based on 15th century woodcuts of the Dance of the Dead: and making use of live action and animation. ... Read more
The dances of Manipur, famed for their charm and elegance, are depicted in their authentic sellings. ... Read more
In the canon a melody begun by one voice or instrument is echoed by another, beginning one beat or several measures later than the one before. In this film, McLaren illustrates the principle of the canon. ... Read more
A young surgeon feels his life has come to an impasse. The deeply humane feelings of an elder colleague make apparent to him the emptiness of his own existence. He recognizes that his concern for humanity is a sham. So, he ponders on the reasons that made him strive to become a doctor, and turn ... Read more
The ballet portrays a game of love and ... death, played according to the rules of ... the game of chess. it is finally won by ... the Black Queen, who captures the Red ... Knight and finally delivers the Red King ... to her warriors. We watch Ninette de ... Valois rehearsing the Royal Ballet ... Read more
Using newsreel and archive material, together with specially shot footage, this film shows the life work of Yugoslav athletes. ... Read more
By means of microphotography it is possible for a camera to track through the intricate passages of the human body, an active chemical factory tooled with organs which can be opened up and explored. X-ray photography can record the complexities of the brain, the pituitary gland, the structure of ... Read more
A dynamic, documentary report, wilhout commen­tary, of devastation by the hurricane "Flora" through Cuba's provinces of Camueiicv and Ojienie in October, 1963. ... Read more
A sealed American military train leaves Berlin nightly for West Germany with every passenger accounted for, thus is not subjected to Russian inspection en route. On this particular night the routine is broken; while the train is held up by a signal, unknown to the Americans an East German refugee ... Read more
The global phenomenon of James Bond is an archetypal instance of 60s audiovisual brashness. The sheer loudness and pictorial noise of the first Bond films and their ironic self-consciousness reverberated throughout world cinema, creating many a transcultural mutant in the espionage genres. Far from ... Read more
Animated objects are the actors — with the pistol in the lead — in this tragi-comedy, with the theme of the use of violence in the subduing of violence. ... Read more
A journey with lumbermen down the rapids of the River Min, which traverses the mountains and forests of Fukien. ... Read more
Dulcinea is based on the tragi-comedy by Gaston Baty, the grand homme of the French theatre. ... Whilst on his death bead Don quixote sends the ever- faithful Sancho Panza with a letter to his beloved "Dulcinea". Sancho delivers the letter to a serving wench, Aldoza, who is so affected by the ... Read more
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